Delicate and rare bark paintings from the National Museum of Australia’s signature collection headline an unprecedented exhibition of Arnhem Land artworks opening at the Shanghai Natural History Museum in November 2018.
The exhibition, representing the most significant collection of Aboriginal barks to tour China, has already been on display at the National Museum of China in Beijing. Old Masters showcases bark painting as practised for millennia by Aboriginal artists from Arnhem Land in Northern Australia, and features works of art by internationally celebrated masters, including Yirawala and Narritjin Maymuru, Mawalan Marika, and David Malangi.
Never before seen outside of Australia, this exhibition is supported in its tour by Australia Post, VisitCanberra, De Bortoli Wines, and Singapore Airlines and will give Chinese audiences a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn and connect with Australian Indigenous masterpieces.
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Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists exhibition